PRACTICE : LEGAL PRACTICE - RESALE PRICING POLICIES

Resale pricing policies under French and EC law : A synthesis

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Article L 410-2 of the French Commercial Code states that "except in cases where the law provides otherwise, the prices of goods, products and services (...) are freely determined by competition". Consequently, competition law provides a framework for this freedom within distribution networks: By prohibiting pricing policies that had anti-competitive effects on the market : The imposition of a pricing policy by a dominant supplier in a market can be qualified as an abuse of dominance and sanctioned as such [1]; The fact that the members of a network (suppliers and distributors) agree on a pricing policy to be adopted can be qualified as an

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Dominique Ferré, Didier Ferrier, Resale pricing policies under French and EC law : A synthesis, December 2007, Concurrences N° 4-2007, Art. N° 28100, www.concurrences.com

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